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Archives: January 2020

Sweden: Roundwood prices continued to increase during 2019

   Roundwood prices in Sweden have increased in 2019, marking two years consecutive rise;   Pulpwood prices increased [...]

Bark beetle outbreak – report from the Baltic states

   As compared to the bark beetle outbreak in Central Europe, the situation in the Baltic states is stable [...]

Trump pledges to help plant 1 trillion trees

President Trump announced the United States will join a 1 trillion trees initiative launched at the World Economic Forum in [...]

Indian government may restrict imports of furniture

   The Indian government is likely to impose restrictions on imports of furniture, an official said;   The [...]

Study: Buildings can become carbon sink if wood replaces cement, steel

Replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood could avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel production and [...]

Crisis in the Russian forest industry due to abnormally warm weather

   Abnormally warm weather is causing a crisis in the Russian forest industry;   Due to the warm [...]

450% rise in European softwood logs export to China; prices down sharply

   15 million m3 of softwood logs have been exported from Europe to China from January to October 2019 [...]

Calls for more softwood planting in Germany

   The proportion of softwood trees in German forests is dropping, as more hardwood planting started decades ago for [...]

Overview of the Russian plywood market; demand and price evolution

   Russian plywood sales in the domestic market fell on average by 24.5% from 2014 to 2018;  [...]

UPM might close Chapelle mill in France

In September 2019, UPM announced plans to sell its Chapelle newsprint mill in Grand-Couronne, France.      [...]